Para New Releases: October 29th

Posted October 29, 2013 by Carmel in Fresh Meat / 2 Comments


Steampunk:

A Study in Silks
A Study in Darkness
(The Baskerville Affair #2)
by Emma Jane Holloway
Steampunk
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]When a bomb goes off at 221B Baker Street, Evelina Cooper is thrown into her Uncle Sherlock’s world of mystery and murder. But just when she thought it was safe to return to the ballroom, old, new, and even dead enemies are clamoring for a place on her dance card.




Before Evelina’s even unpacked her gowns for a country house party, an indiscretion puts her in the power of the ruthless Gold King, who recruits her as his spy. He knows her disreputable past and exiles her to the rank alleyways of Whitechapel with orders to unmask his foe.




As danger mounts, Evelina struggles between hiding her illegal magic and succumbing to the darker aspects of her power. One path keeps her secure; the other keeps her alive. For rebellion is brewing, a sorcerer wants her soul, and no one can protect her in the hunting ground of Jack the Ripper.[/learn_more]



Urban Fantasy:

After Dead:
What Came Next in the World of Sookie Stackhouse
by Charlaine Harris
Urban Fantasy
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]Dead Ever After marked the end of the Sookie Stackhouse novels—a series that garnered millions of fans and spawned the hit HBO television show True Blood. It also stoked a hunger that will never die…a hunger to know what happened next.




With characters arranged alphabetically—from the Ancient Pythoness to Bethany Zanelli—bestselling author Charlaine Harris takes fans into the future of their favorite residents of Bon Temps and environs. You’ll learn how Michele and Jason’s marriage fared, what happened to Sookie’s cousin Hunter, and whether Tara and JB’s twins grew up to be solid citizens.




This coda provides the answers to your lingering questions—including details of Sookie’s own happily-ever-after…




The book will feature extensive interior art by acclaimed Sookie artist Lisa Desimini, including a Sookieverse Alphabet, color endpapers, and several full-page black and white interior illustrations.[/learn_more]


Hellhound (Deadtown #5)
by Nancy Holzner
Urban Fantasy
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]They call it Deadtown: the city’s quarantined section for its inhuman and undead residents. Most humans stay far from its borders—but Victory Vaughn, Boston’s only professional demon slayer, isn’t exactly human…




Boston’s zombies have suddenly become inexplicably violent—horror movie-style—resulting in a catastrophic all-out battle against humans. More troubling to Vicky is that she’s had dreams and visions of herself fighting alongside the demons. At least, she hopes they’re just visions—otherwise, that puts her on the front lines of the wrong side of the war.




Vicky’s not surprised to discover that Pryce, her demi-demon cousin and loathed adversary, is behind the outbreak of the zombie plague, having formed an unholy pact with the Old Ones. Now, as the violence escalates and alliances shift, Vicky knows she’s the only one who can stop the plague. Unless the pack of hellhounds on her trail finds her first.[/learn_more]


Kiss the Night Goodbye
(Nikki & Michael #4)
by Keri Arthur
Urban Fantasy
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]THE PRICE OF LOVE




Nikki James is just an ordinary, risk-taking, psychically inclined private eye until she hooks up with Michael Kelly. Now she is something more: one of the few, the chosen, the magic-wielding undercover operatives of the Damask Circle, an organization protecting humanity from a rising tide of evil. She wants nothing more than to pass the Circle’s strict entry exams so she can get on with the business of planning her wedding to Michael. But she quickly realizes that buying a wedding dress is the least of her worries.




One hundred years ago, Michael Kelly hunted down and killed the sorcerer responsible for murdering his lover. Now the brother of that man is out for revenge, and he intends to destroy all that Michael holds dear in the process. When Michael is kidnapped, the trail leads Nikki to a dusty ghost town surrounded by a potent magical barrier, leaving her to battle a madman alone with only her wits, strength, and the one psychic gift she cannot fully control. And to make matters even worse, Michael no longer seems to remember who she is.[/learn_more]


Black Heart (Black Wings #6)
by Christina Henry
Urban Fantasy
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]As a former Agent of Death, Madeline Black is no stranger to witnessing violent ends. But being the one to cause them is an entirely different story…




Despite her having saved Chicago from a vampire invasion, the Agency wants to get Maddy off their payroll—permanently. With the deadly Retrievers hot on her trail, she has no choice but to trust Nathaniel to port her to safety. But even the exotic and dangerous world that she winds up in is not as peaceful as she would have hoped. Caught in a turf war between a group of fae and a disturbingly familiar foe, Maddy soon discovers that the twisted plots of her grandfather, Lucifer, and his brothers extend even into this unknown realm.




Now, with enemies gathering on all sides, Maddy’s fate is looking darker than ever. And to protect her unborn son from her adversaries, she may have to tap into a power she hoped never to access…[/learn_more]



Paranormal Romance:

Midnight’s Promise (Dark Warriors #8)
by Donna Grant
Paranormal Romance
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]HEART OF STONE




For centuries, Malcolm has struggled against the forces of darkness—and bears the scars to prove it. Hardened by a lifetime of fighting, he is more warrior than man, incapable of feeling love or compassion. But one stormy night, he pulls a beautiful woman from a car wreck—and experiences a rush of fiery emotion that could melt even the hardest of hearts.




TOUCH OF MAGIC




Since childhood, Evangeline Walker has felt the magic growing inside her. Descended from Druids, she is the perfect vessel for ancient magic—and evil. Evie knows she should trust no one, not even Malcolm, whose strong touch and tender kiss she craves. But after she makes a devil’s bargain to save her half-brother, this fearsome warrior may be the only man who can protect her—with his heart, his body, and his soul…[/learn_more]


Archangel’s Legion (Guild Hunter #6)
by Nalini Singh
Paranormal Romance
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]Nalini Singh, the New York Times bestselling “alpha author of paranormal romance” (Booklist) returns to an immortal world of violent passion and lethal power…on the brink of a deadly archangelic war.




Angels are falling from the sky in New York, struck down by a vicious, unknown force.




Vampires are dying impossibly of disease.




Guild hunter Elena Deveraux and the Archangel Raphael must discover the source of the wave of death before it engulfs their city and their people, leaving New York a ruin and Raphael’s Tower under siege by enemy archangels.




Yet even as they fight desperately to save the city, an even darker force is stirring, its chill eyes trained on New York…and on Raphael. Rivers of crimson and nightmares given flesh, the world will never again be the same…[/learn_more]


Dark Witch
(The Cousins O’Dwyer Trilogy #1)
by Nora Roberts
Paranormal Romance
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]From #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts comes a trilogy about the land we’re drawn to, the family we learn to cherish, and the people we long to love…




With indifferent parents, Iona Sheehan grew up craving devotion and acceptance. From her maternal grandmother, she learned where to find both: a land of lush forests, dazzling lakes, and centuries-old legends.




Ireland.




County Mayo, to be exact. Where her ancestors’ blood and magic have flowed through generations—and where her destiny awaits.




Iona arrives in Ireland with nothing but her Nan’s directions, an unfailingly optimistic attitude, and an innate talent with horses. Not far from the luxurious castle where she is spending a week, she finds her cousins, Branna and Connor O’Dwyer. And since family is family, they invite her into their home and their lives.




When Iona lands a job at the local stables, she meets the owner, Boyle McGrath. Cowboy, pirate, wild tribal horsemen, he’s three of her biggest fantasy weaknesses all in one big, bold package.




Iona realizes that here she can make a home for herself—and live her life as she wants, even if that means falling head over heels for Boyle. But nothing is as it seems. An ancient evil has wound its way around Iona’s family tree and must be defeated. Family and friends will fight with each other and for each other to keep the promise of hope—and love—alive…[/learn_more]


Devilishly Wicked (Devilishly #3)
by Kathy Love
Paranormal Chick-lit
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]A demon’s work is never done…




Tristan McIntryre is finally moving up the ladder of demon success. The Prince of Darkness himself has put Tristan in charge of total demonic takeover—by way of HOT! magazine, where Tristan has to bite the proverbial forked tongue working alongside she-devil diva Finola White. His biggest distraction is the last kind a demon of lust like him needs: a mortal woman. Worse, he likes her.




Georgia Sullivan clearly wasn’t thinking when she signed on to work at HOT! It pays the rent, but now she’s surrounded by demons and size 2 models. Plus, she has a huge crush on her insanely handsome boss, Tristan. Not a man to write home about. Yet, she senses that deep down he’s a good guy. It’s complicated.




As Tristan and Georgia play with fire, project total demonic takeover begins to run into a few snags. The temperature is definitely rising—or worse, Tristan could be falling in love…[/learn_more]


Blood Curse (Blood #7)
by Sharon Page
Paranormal Erotica
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]Sexy vampires, a Regency England setting, and paranormal creatures that go bump (and more) in the night—USA Today bestselling author Sharon Page’s Blood series thrills her loyal following with a high level of heat and daring sexuality




Lady Ophelia Black has a cursed power—she cannot touch any person without killing them. She has never experienced more than a kiss, one that almost took the life of the young man she loved, and since then she has been hiding with a mysterious woman known as Mrs. Darkwell.




Ophelia escapes for an afternoon to a museum, where she meets a handsome gentleman named Mr. Ravenhunt. He kidnaps her, and she wakes to find she is in his house and tied to a bed. Once the Marquis of Ravenhunt, Raven is now a vampire, ordered by a vampire queen to take Ophelia’s power through sexual pleasure. And he intends to give her a thrilling education into every carnal pleasure she can imagine…[/learn_more]



Young Adult:

Altered (Crewel World #2)
by Gennifer Albin
Young Adult / Dystopian
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]Life. Possibility. Choice.

All taken from Adelice by the Guild—until she took them back.




But amid the splendid ruins of Earth, Adelice discovers how dangerous freedom can be. Hunted by soulless Remnants sent by Cormac Patton and the Guild, Adelice finds a world that’s far from deserted. Although allies are easy to find on Earth, knowing who to trust isn’t. Because everyone has secrets, especially those Adelice loves most. Secrets they would kill to protect. Secrets that will redefine each of them. Torn between two brothers and two worlds, Adelice must choose what to fight for.




In this thrilling sequel to Crewel, Adelice is about to learn how tangled up her past and future really are. Her parents ran to protect her, but nothing can save her from her destiny, and once she uncovers the truth, it will change everything. [/learn_more]


Waterfell (The Aquarathi #1)
by Amalie Howard
Young Adult
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]THE GIRL WHO WOULD BE QUEEN




Nerissa Marin hides among teens in her human form, waiting for the day she can claim her birthright—the undersea kingdom stolen from her the day her father was murdered. Blending in is her best weapon—until her father’s betrayer confronts Nerissa and challenges her to a battle to the death on Nerissa’s upcoming birthday—the day she comes of age.




Amid danger and the heartbreak of her missing mother, falling for a human boy is the last thing Nerissa should do. But Lo Seavon breaches her defenses and somehow becomes the only person she can count on to help her desperate search for her mother, a prisoner of Nerissa’s mortal enemy. Is Lo the linchpin that might win Nerissa back her crown? Or will this mortal boy become the weakness that destroys her?[/learn_more]


The Iron Traitor
(The Iron Fey: Call of the Forgotten #2)
by Julie Kagawa
Young Adult
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]In the real world, when you vanish into thin air for a week, people tend to notice.




After his unexpected journey into the lands of the fey, Ethan Chase just wants to get back to normal. Well, as “normal” as you can be when you see faeries every day of your life. Suddenly the former loner with the bad reputation has someone to try for-his girlfriend, Kenzie. Never mind that he’s forbidden to see her again.




But when your name is Ethan Chase and your sister is one of the most powerful faeries in the Nevernever, “normal” simply isn’t to be. For Ethan’s nephew, Keirran, is missing, and may be on the verge of doing something unthinkable in the name of saving his own love. Something that will fracture the human and faery worlds forever, and give rise to the dangerous fey known as the Forgotten. As Ethan’s and Keirran’s fates entwine and Keirran slips further into darkness, Ethan’s next choice may decide the fate of them all.[/learn_more]


Horde (Razorland #3)
by Ann Aguirre
Young Adult / Dystopian
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]The epic conclusion to the USA Today bestselling trilogy.




The horde is coming.




Salvation is surrounded, monsters at the gates, and this time, they’re not going away. When Deuce, Fade, Stalker and Tegan set out, the odds are against them. But the odds have been stacked against Deuce from the moment she was born. She might not be a Huntress anymore, but she doesn’t run. With her knives in hand and her companions at her side, she will not falter, whether fighting for her life or Fade’s love.




Ahead, the battle of a lifetime awaits. Freaks are everywhere, attacking settlements, setting up scouts, perimeters, and patrols. There hasn’t been a war like this in centuries, and humans have forgotten how to stand and fight. Unless Deuce can lead them.




This time, however, more than the fate of a single enclave or outpost hangs in the balance. This time, Deuce carries the banner for the survival of all humanity.[/learn_more]


The Shadowhunters’ Codex
by Cassandra Clare & Joshua Lewis
Young Adult
[learn_more caption=”Book Description”]Delve into the details of all things Shadowhunter with this illustrated guide to the knowledge and lore of the Shadowhunter world.




Since the thirteenth century, the Shadowhunter’s Codex has been the one and only manual for Shadowhunters looking to brush up on their demon languages, learn proper stele use, and discover just what exactly a pyxis is. Featured in both The Mortal Instruments and The Infernal Devices, this guide is a necessity for any young Nephilim on their journey to becoming a Shadowhunter. Beautifully illustrated, the Codex contains images of the famous Shadowhunter homeland of Idris, as well as depictions of demons and other Downworlders.




But this isn’t just any copy of The Shadowhunter’s Codex. It’s Clary’s copy, and as an artist herself, she’s sketched pictures of her friends and family in the book, and scrawled helpful advice in the margins. Of course, she couldn’t exactly stop Jace or Simon from adding their thoughts either. Part encyclopedia, part history, part training manual—complete with commentary from Shadowhunters who have seen it all—this beautiful guide is a perfect supplement to the #1 New York Times bestselling series.[/learn_more]



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